posted on Oct, 21 2004 @ 04:22 AM
In an interview published in the USA Today, - Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry questioned if Laura Bush has
ever had "a real job". She remarked "Well, you know, I don't know Laura Bush. But she seems to be calm, and she has a sparkle in her eye, which is
good. But I don't know that she's ever had a real job -- I mean, since she's been grown up."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, questioned whether first lady Laura Bush ever had "a
real job," but apologized later on Wednesday after her remarks drew fire from the Bush campaign.
Senior Bush campaign adviser Karen Hughes said the "unfortunate" remark was aimed at dividing women.
"Teaching is a real job. Working as a librarian is a real job. Staying at home and rearing a family is a real job," Hughes said.
Heinz Kerry, a philanthropist and heiress to a Heinz ketchup fortune of more than $500 million, made the comment in an interview published on
Wednesday with USA Today
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In response to a USA Today question about how she was different. She later apologized for the remarks. Bush campaign advisor Karen Hughes, termed the
remarks “unfortunate” and indicated that they were aimed at dividing women. Laura Bush had worked as a teacher and a librarian before marring George